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Five minutes with David Viviers, author of the debut novel Mirage

You may know the face. David Viviers is one of our well-known actors, but now he is a published author as well. And his writing is every bit as good has his acting.

‘I swear you can’t make stuff like this up’ – Read an excerpt from Tshidiso Moletsane’s Sunday Times Fiction Prize-winning novel Junx

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Junx, the debut novel from Tshidiso Moletsane, winner of the 2022 Sunday Times Fiction Prize!

Join author Bronwyn Law-Viljoen for a conversation about art, photography and her new novel Notes on Falling (8 Nov)

Creative Connect, in partnership with David Krut Bookstore and Workshop 17, invite you to a conversation between writer Bronwyn Law-Viljoen and artist Mikhael Subotzky.

Tshidiso Moletsane wins 2022 Sunday Times Fiction Prize for Junx

‘A tour de force. Bold, raw and surprisingly elegant Gonzo style writing.’ This is how the judges for this year’s Sunday Times Fiction Prize described debut author Tshidiso Moletsane’s Junx. The book is published by Penguin Random House under the Umuzi Trailblazer imprint.

Find out more about JG Jesman’s debut novel Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death

Chisoni, or Conversations on a Plane about Life and Death by JG Jesman is out now from Penguin Random House. 

Don’t miss the launch of CA Davids’s new novel How to be a Revolutionary at Love Books (20 May)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the launch of How to Be a Revolutionary by CA Davids.

‘The hammerman is that kind of man. She will shoot him three times in the chest.’ – Read an excerpt from Mike Nicol’s new thriller Hammerman

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Hammerman: A Walking Shadow, the new Fish Pescado and Vicki Kahn thriller from Mike Nicol.

Stirring the Pot by Quraisha Dawood – a glimpse into the private lives of a group of women in Durban’s Muslim community.

Stirring the Pot, the debut novel from Quraisha Dawood, is out now from Penguin Random House and Umuzi.

Join Bridge Books for an evening with Fred Khumalo to celebrate his new book Two Tons o’ Fun (3 Mar)

Join Penguin Random House SA for the launch of Fred Khumalo’s Two Tons o’ Fun – a new charming coming of age novel set in a Johannesburg township.

‘Lemon syrup, cake and coffee made a perfect three-course breakfast’ – Read an excerpt from Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery, The Milk Tart Murders!

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Milk Tart Murders – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew!

New book alert! Two Tons o’ Fun by Fred Khumalo (PLUS: Enter to win a copy!)

Fred Khumalo’s Two Tons o’ Fun – a charming coming-of-age novel set in a Johannesburg township – is out now from Umuzi!

Don’t miss the launch of Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery The Milk Tart Murders at Love Books (30 Mar)

Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the in-store launch of The Milk Tart Murders: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew!

Don’t miss an evening with 2021 Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut, author of The Promise, at The Book Lounge (10 Mar)

You are invited to an evening with 2021 Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut at The Book Lounge!

Damon Galgut wins the 2021 Booker Prize for The Promise

Cape Town-based author Damon Galgut’s latest novel, The Promise, has been awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for 2021.

Sex, drugs and anxiety – Read an excerpt from Tshidiso Moletsane’s explosive new novel Junx

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Junx, the debut novel from Tshidiso Moletsane.

Win a prize hamper containing 8 of Damon Galgut’s books!

One lucky reader will WIN a hamper of 8 books by Damon Galgut, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé, in conversation with Masande Ntshanga (3 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé!

Spend a weekend with Tannie Maria, your favourite fictional agony aunt! (21–23 May)

A weekend with your favourite agony aunt in beautiful Franschhoek!

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.